Halifax, May 26, 2021 — The Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA) is pleased to announce the mentors and mentees selected to participate in the second year of the Black Female Coach Mentorship Program (BFCMP). In partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the BFCMP is aimed at creating equitable opportunities to women in Canada who identify as Black, Biracial, or Indigenous.
The Black Female Coach Mentorship Program focuses on three main objectives:
- Providing Black female mentorship;
- Advancing coach professionalization amongst both program mentors and mentees; and
- Providing a sustainable model of formalized mentorship that increases accessibility, support, and leadership development for Black female coaches in sport.
“The CAC is thrilled to support the program as it continues to grow in its second year,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “We greatly value the impact that this program will have on our coaching community by increasing opportunities for Black females to be leaders in sport.”
The BFCMP will allow mentors and mentees access to coach advancement and networking opportunities such as the Women in Coaching Professional Development Series facilitated by the CAC. The coaches will also appear in monthly features and special events such as the Coaching Black HERstory webinar during Black History Month.
The 2021-2022 BFCMP mentor and mentees were selected from across Canada, and represent a wide array of sports including: ice hockey, soccer, basketball, swimming, football and athletics.
Here are the 2021-22 BFCMP Mentors
Here are the 2021-22 BFCMP Mentees
For more information on the Black Female Coach Mentorship Program (BFCMP), please contact:
Black Canadian Coaches Association
For more information about the CAC’s Female Coach Mentorship Programs, please contact:
Project Coordinator, Diversity & Inclusion
Coaching Association of Canada
The Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA) is a non-profit organization that is committed to working alongside allied individuals, organizations, and our governing sports bodies in Canada to eradicate anti-black racism and racial inequities in the Canadian sport sector. Our three objectives are: celebration, advocacy through allyship and networking.
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with the knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.